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2 Dropout Prevention Presenter: Stacy Hinds-Graduation Consulting Coach/PCSS Stacy

3 What does this mean? ii OO

4 Creating Student Support Webs 1. Identify the number of supports already in place. 2. Set up student to- Student, coach, mentor, staff, community support support 3. Have anchor night-Students bring five people who care about them. them. Are you building relationships with your students?

5 Agenda Overview of dropout prevention Identifying At-Risk Learners Best Practices to Use With At-Risk learners

6 Did you know? Each year more than half a million young people drop out of high school Every school day 7,000 U.S. students leave high school never to return Based on calculations per school day(180 days of school, seven hours each day), one high school student drops out every nine seconds

7 High School dropouts are __% more likely to be unemployed

8 Why does it matter ? In today’s global economy, __% of all jobs require some education beyond high school. Forbes 2005/Business Week 2005

9 Something to Ponder The top 10 jobs identified in 2010, did not exist in We are currently preparing our students for jobs that don’t yet exist, Using technologies that haven’t been invented, In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems… shift Happens, Edu 3.0/Karl Fisch 2009

10 Dropping out is a process not an event!

11 Why Do Students Drop Out of School? Lack of High Expectations-66% of dropouts reported they would have worked harder if more had been expected of them. Lack of High Expectations-66% of dropouts reported they would have worked harder if more had been expected of them. Lack of Encouragement-70% of dropouts were confident that they could have graduated if they had tried even those with low GPA’s. Lack of Encouragement-70% of dropouts were confident that they could have graduated if they had tried even those with low GPA’s. Lack of Relevance-81% of dropouts reported that they did not make the connection between graduation and getting a job. Lack of Relevance-81% of dropouts reported that they did not make the connection between graduation and getting a job. Lack of Adult Support/Relationships-68% of dropouts reported that they did not have any support. Lack of Adult Support/Relationships-68% of dropouts reported that they did not have any support. Who Foundation. Who Foundation.

12 Grade Retention and School Dropout One grade – increases risk by 40% Two grades – increases risk by 90% Roderick, M. PDK Research Bulletin, No. 15, 1995)

13 Who is at RISK? Students with low academic performance or who have not passed mandated test Students who have been retained Students with a history of suspension Students with attendance/truancy issues Students who are overage Source: Bridgeland, J.M., Dilulio, J.H., & Morison, K.B. (2006). The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts. Washington, DC: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Source: Bridgeland, J.M., Dilulio, J.H., & Morison, K.B. (2006). The silent epidemic: Perspectives of high school dropouts. Washington, DC: Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

14 Students who do not earn a high school diploma are more likely to: Face unemployment Live in poverty Be incarcerated Earn half as much annual income as a high school graduate Have children at an early age Use illicit drugs, tobacco, or both and be overweight Source: Hair, Ling & Cochran 2003

15 Dropout Prevention-Six Recommended Practices Data Adult Advocates Academic Support Social/Behavior Programs Personalized Learning Environment Rigorous/Relevant Instruction (ies/2008-Institute of Education Services)

16 Don’t Reinvent the Wheel Proven Solutions

17 The tools to do the job! Systemic Renewal Early Interventions Mentor/Coach and Tutoring After-School Opportunities-Gateway Preparation, Acceleration, Remediation and Enrichment Programs(e.g.Leaps AND 21st Century) Service Learning Alternative Schooling Educational Technology Career and Technical Education Professional Development A1

18 Now let’s go back to age 14...

19 What do you wish you had known then that you know now?

20 A Vision A Plan

21 Exit Ticket Today I would like at least 50% of you to verify and commit to using some of the best practices, activities and DOP information. Thank You for Attending!!!

22 DOP Resources ‬ National Drop-Out Prevention Center- Parent Teachers Association-www.pta.org National Dropout Prevention Network for Students with Disabilities-www.ndpc.org/resources Boostup.org Marzano,2001/US Department of Education:2002


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